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Link Posted: 9/18/2022 6:18:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gotuonpaper:



That gun gives me funny feelings.  I have always wanted one and consider it the perfect example of what I believe to be the perfect revolver size.

A close second would be the S&W CS-1

https://www.gunsamerica.com/userimages/130482/959739224/wm_2796964.jpg
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Originally Posted By gotuonpaper:



That gun gives me funny feelings.  I have always wanted one and consider it the perfect example of what I believe to be the perfect revolver size.

A close second would be the S&W CS-1

https://www.gunsamerica.com/userimages/130482/959739224/wm_2796964.jpg


Who makes the sights on the 66 and what height are they?
Thank you
Link Posted: 10/15/2022 11:55:49 PM EST
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Recently picked up a 3" Taurus Model 82.

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Link Posted: 10/20/2022 6:19:22 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Strela:
Recently picked up a 3" Taurus Model 82.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/6163/TaurusM82_jpeg-2564810.JPG
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I had an old 3" Taurus 82 with the tapered barrel. Pretty good gun, but it shot about 8" left at 25.
Gave it to my BIL.
Link Posted: 10/22/2022 2:47:23 PM EST
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10-8 came with the babnana grips that are on it.  It's wearing VZs, now, and the grips are tucked away safely.

Link Posted: 10/22/2022 2:49:06 PM EST
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Same 10-8 with my 19-5 (if i recall correctly)

Link Posted: 10/22/2022 2:50:43 PM EST
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686-something and 66-8

Link Posted: 10/22/2022 2:54:30 PM EST
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GP100



Link Posted: 10/22/2022 2:57:29 PM EST
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I foolishly traded off the 66 and 65 in this pic a few years ago.  Still have the 642.

Link Posted: 10/22/2022 3:01:58 PM EST
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LCRx .22

Link Posted: 10/27/2022 12:50:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bulldawg:
LCRx .22

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I think the 3" LCRx is seriously under appreciated.  I wish Ruger make one closer to a K-frame sized gun.  Frankly, I wish Ruger made a full line of them.
Link Posted: 10/29/2022 5:41:15 AM EST
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S&W M65, had been looking for one for years, found one at the LGS for a reasonable price. Love it.

Link Posted: 10/30/2022 12:23:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By snackgunner:
I have the itch

What’s your favorite? Post pics if you got them
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These are my favorite Revolvers with my J-Frames being close seconds...

Top: M24-3 Lew Horton Special

Bottom: M629-5 "Mountain Back Packer" I carry as my Woods Gun and use as my Silhouette Gun..
Link Posted: 10/31/2022 8:40:52 PM EST
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My customized 3" 686+

Link Posted: 11/1/2022 1:27:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AJR576:
My customized 3" 686+

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Beautiful handgun
Link Posted: 11/5/2022 12:11:36 AM EST
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Another vote for the 686+

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Actually I have 2 of them now.

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I also really like the 65-5 Ladysmith

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I used to be a diehard Ruger revolver guy, but I think I have more Smiths now!
Link Posted: 11/6/2022 6:58:54 PM EST
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My 681 with VZs. If anyone has a line on some white ones, let me know.
Link Posted: 11/6/2022 7:13:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/63364/A4714DC9-0DA4-4961-B181-F7C40AEBD38F_jpe-2590460.JPG

My 681 with VZs. If anyone has a line on some white ones, let me know.
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5/681s are my favorite L frame.
Link Posted: 11/6/2022 8:01:09 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/6/2022 8:16:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BillythePoet:



5/681s are my favorite L frame.
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Originally Posted By BillythePoet:
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/63364/A4714DC9-0DA4-4961-B181-F7C40AEBD38F_jpe-2590460.JPG

My 681 with VZs. If anyone has a line on some white ones, let me know.



5/681s are my favorite L frame.


They seem to have very smooth pulls. I’ve heard that since they were meant for LE, S&W put extra care into the actions.
No idea if it’s true, but every one I have handled has been sweet.
Link Posted: 11/7/2022 4:06:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/63364/A4714DC9-0DA4-4961-B181-F7C40AEBD38F_jpe-2590460.JPG

My 681 with VZs. If anyone has a line on some white ones, let me know.
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I'm bummed vz stopped doing ivory g10 for revolvers
Link Posted: 11/7/2022 5:25:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M1tchell:
Another vote for the 686+

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/416483/PXL_20221016_223744656_2_jpg-2588142.JPG


Actually I have 2 of them now.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/416483/tempImage2LURSB_jpg-2552720_jpeg-2588144.JPG



I also really like the 65-5 Ladysmith

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/416483/PXL_20221103_032644203_jpg-2588145.JPG





I used to be a diehard Ruger revolver guy, but I think I have more Smiths now!
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Jealousy may be a sin but I freely admit to coveting your Model 65LS- still one of the main guns I regret having never bought.
Link Posted: 11/7/2022 9:22:28 PM EST
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Sharp eyes will notice that is a special S&W. Model 686-4 7 shot that I had a smith add a period correct factory 3" barrel. So essentially it is a 686-4 3" which I think is a combo S&W never made, but should have.


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Link Posted: 11/8/2022 7:33:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By zephyr:
Sharp eyes will notice that is a special S&W. Model 686-4 7 shot that I had a smith add a period correct factory 3" barrel. So essentially it is a 686-4 3" which I think is a combo S&W never made, but should have.


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Very nice. Did you send the revolver in to Smith and request a barrel or did you have one on hand already for them to install?
Link Posted: 11/9/2022 12:11:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tacklenut:

Very nice. Did you send the revolver in to Smith and request a barrel or did you have one on hand already for them to install?
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I found the barrel on Ebay actually. I wanted that specific one because I wanted the nicer engraving. I don't care for the newer barrels with the larger crappier looking engraving.

I had Pinnacle High Performance do the swap.
Link Posted: 11/9/2022 6:33:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By zephyr:
Sharp eyes will notice that is a special S&W. Model 686-4 7 shot that I had a smith add a period correct factory 3" barrel. So essentially it is a 686-4 3" which I think is a combo S&W never made, but should have.


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That is a real sweet looking gun.
Link Posted: 3/1/2023 7:29:02 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/1/2023 8:07:59 PM EST
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Added this one to the stable awhile ago.

Link Posted: 3/1/2023 9:15:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By -Omega-1:  Added this one to the stable awhile ago.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/123512/gp100_1-2462222.jpg
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 Do you tell your girlfriend that's 3 inches?
Link Posted: 3/2/2023 12:14:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By backbencher:


 Do you tell your girlfriend that's 3 inches?
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
Originally Posted By -Omega-1:  Added this one to the stable awhile ago.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/123512/gp100_1-2462222.jpg


 Do you tell your girlfriend that's 3 inches?


Okay, this one is 2 1/2, but the Mod 65 I posted before is 3.
Link Posted: 3/2/2023 8:50:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By -Omega-1:


Okay, this one is 2 1/2, but the Mod 65 I posted before is 3.
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Originally Posted By -Omega-1:
Originally Posted By backbencher:
Originally Posted By -Omega-1:  Added this one to the stable awhile ago.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/123512/gp100_1-2462222.jpg


 Do you tell your girlfriend that's 3 inches?


Okay, this one is 2 1/2, but the Mod 65 I posted before is 3.


Will try to remember to grab a pic of the Taurus 9mm DAO Saturday when I get it out.
Link Posted: 3/2/2023 10:48:49 AM EST
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Everywhere it seems people talk about the love for 3” revolvers. I share that love, but they are so hard to find ( I detest stainless so would much prefer blued which is even more uncommon) you’d think S&W would get the memo, with 3” pythons selling like crazy.

I sure if they did decide to do a run of 3” guns ( again they are real dumb not to- it is not like we are talking about a new model or major retooling effort)  the dumb asses would make them all stainless.

In the last decade they have come out with some somewhat interesting ideas the 9 mm 986/927 come to mind but again that stainless ugliness.

My grail gun is a 13 3”. I may have to settle for ugh stainless, as at least 3” 64&65’s do come up a bit more often.

Then there is that infernal internal lock too. I have owned a 3” 60 pro series and 22-4 with the lock and never had a problem with it, but do not care for it from a looks standpoint.
Link Posted: 3/2/2023 10:59:50 AM EST
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Kimber K6S in 3 inch

If you want something a little more compact, the 3 inch kimber is nice. Spendy, but that burn goes away after a while and you're left with a nice 3 inch revolver.
Link Posted: 3/3/2023 2:06:05 PM EST
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FPNI!
Link Posted: 3/3/2023 4:21:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Papposilenus:

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/AD6CDA38-E6F8-4B53-A609-8DE72AEADB96_jpe-2577895.JPG

I think the 3" LCRx is seriously under appreciated.  I wish Ruger make one closer to a K-frame sized gun.  Frankly, I wish Ruger made a full line of them.
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Originally Posted By Bulldawg:
LCRx .22

https://i.imgur.com/EGQMeTK.jpg

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/179834/AD6CDA38-E6F8-4B53-A609-8DE72AEADB96_jpe-2577895.JPG

I think the 3" LCRx is seriously under appreciated.  I wish Ruger make one closer to a K-frame sized gun.  Frankly, I wish Ruger made a full line of them.
I'd love a 6-shot k-frame size LCR. I liked my 2" 5-shot .357 and often wish I hadn't sold it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2023 7:29:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By captain127:
Everywhere it seems people talk about the love for 3” revolvers. I share that love, but they are so hard to find ( I detest stainless so would much prefer blued which is even more uncommon) you’d think S&W would get the memo, with 3” pythons selling like crazy.

I sure if they did decide to do a run of 3” guns ( again they are real dumb not to- it is not like we are talking about a new model or major retooling effort)  the dumb asses would make them all stainless.

In the last decade they have come out with some somewhat interesting ideas the 9 mm 986/927 come to mind but again that stainless ugliness.

My grail gun is a 13 3”. I may have to settle for ugh stainless, as at least 3” 64&65’s do come up a bit more often.

Then there is that infernal internal lock too. I have owned a 3” 60 pro series and 22-4 with the lock and never had a problem with it, but do not care for it from a looks standpoint.
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3" m19-9
In production at least 6 or 7 years.
The 2.75" m66-8 has been around a while too. They're both easy to turn into fix sighted guns with tritium front sights.
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Link Posted: 3/4/2023 10:10:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By captain127:
Everywhere it seems people talk about the love for 3” revolvers. I share that love, but they are so hard to find ( I detest stainless so would much prefer blued which is even more uncommon) you’d think S&W would get the memo, with 3” pythons selling like crazy.
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@captain127

If you would really prefer black, you can order a python or king cobra 3"  from Colt Custom shop with the black DLC coating like they do with the Night Cobra. You can even specify a polished (instead of matte) finish.

Link Posted: 3/4/2023 6:02:55 PM EST
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Heresy but I handled one of the Taurus 856 revolvers the other day when I went by PSA and was rather impressed.  I'd like to try one of the 3" guns including the lightweight.  I'd also like to handle one of the new Rossi 3" guns- on their website they call it a small frame (Taurus small frame sized?) but I'm curious how it compares to the J and K frames.
Link Posted: 3/4/2023 6:41:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By airgunner:
@captain127

If you would really prefer black, you can order a python or king cobra 3"  from Colt Custom shop with the black DLC coating like they do with the Night Cobra. You can even specify a polished (instead of matte) finish.

https://www.coltforum.com/cdn-cgi/image/format=auto,onerror=redirect,width=1920,height=1920,fit=scale-down/https://www.coltforum.com/attachments/87538deb-4eec-4348-b309-b82332a4d040-jpeg.784809/
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I really wanted a 3” Python but after handling one I just wasn’t impressed with the action.  That 3” with DLC finish is pretty sharp though…..
Link Posted: 3/4/2023 7:44:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sandboxmedic:
Heresy but I handled one of the Taurus 856 revolvers the other day when I went by PSA and was rather impressed.  I'd like to try one of the 3" guns including the lightweight.  I'd also like to handle one of the new Rossi 3" guns- on their website they call it a small frame (Taurus small frame sized?) but I'm curious how it compares to the J and K frames.
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After seeing them at a lgs now and then and reading that they
actually pretty decent,I picked up a 3" Defender a few weeks ago.
After comparing a couple of em, i brought one home, cleaned it
and dry fired it a bunch, the trigger was rough and heavy, off.the
chart on my Lyman gauge, I'm guessing 12.5 - 13 lb.
I put a handful of rd's through it the next night it's accurate,
so I ordered a Galloway spring kit, which made a significant
difference but I started having light strikes after 150rd's or so
then them same thing with a Wolf spring, seem's once the hammer
spring takes a set it just doesn't have quite enough oomph for some
primers but after about 250rds and a shit ton of dry fire, I've got a
smooth 11lb trigger with the  the oe hammer and Galloway rebound
spring, while it was apart, the hammer strut was pretty rough so I
smoothed it, out lubed the gun and put a little blue loc tite on the side
plate screws.
I'm 99.9% sure the light strikes were spring related, after I run a
couple hundred rd's to confirm, I don't normally carry a revolver but,
I'd have no problem carrying it, it's accurate and a good shooter...
Can't hate it for $365
Link Posted: 3/4/2023 7:56:15 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/4/2023 8:11:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TriggerFish:
I also like 3.5" ones...
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3.5" is the best 3"...

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Link Posted: 3/4/2023 8:16:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By D-der:


After seeing them at a lgs now and then and reading that they
actually pretty decent,I picked up a 3" Defender a few weeks ago.
After comparing a couple of em, i brought one home, cleaned it
and dry fired it a bunch, the trigger was rough and heavy, off.the
chart on my Lyman gauge, I'm guessing 12.5 - 13 lb.
I put a handful of rd's through it the next night it's accurate,
so I ordered a Galloway spring kit, which made a significant
difference but I started having light strikes after 150rd's or so
then them same thing with a Wolf spring, seem's once the hammer
spring takes a set it just doesn't have quite enough oomph for some
primers but after about 250rds and a shit ton of dry fire, I've got a
smooth 11lb trigger with the  the oe hammer and Galloway rebound
spring, while it was apart, the hammer strut was pretty rough so I
smoothed it, out lubed the gun and put a little blue loc tite on the side
plate screws.
I'm 99.9% sure the light strikes were spring related, after I run a
couple hundred rd's to confirm, I don't normally carry a revolver but,
I'd have no problem carrying it, it's accurate and a good shooter...
Can't hate it for $365
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Interesting. I've only used the Wolff kits but the only time I've had issues was with a 94 which is .22 so it wasn't unexpected and in fact they warn you about it.
Link Posted: 3/5/2023 10:03:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By compuvette:


I really wanted a 3” Python but after handling one I just wasn’t impressed with the action.  That 3” with DLC finish is pretty sharp though…..
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To be honest with you, I never understood the appeal of the 3" Python? To me, a 3" gun is a Carry/SD gun and the Python.. well it just isn't IMO. That's why I went with the 3" KC.

Looks wise, I've always strongly preferred Blued/black guns over SS but for revolvers, I prefer SS for practical reasons. I like to keep my guns as clean as possible and SS revolvers are a lot easier to clean then a blued guns, especially the front of the cylinder.
Link Posted: 3/5/2023 10:19:20 AM EST
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Link Posted: 3/5/2023 11:23:01 AM EST
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Finally grabbed a pic:

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Couple of questions if I could...
Is that a 905, did it come with the short rubber grips and moon clips ?
I just ran another 50rd's through my 856 3" Defender and, I'm impressed after break in.
Link Posted: 3/5/2023 1:41:07 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/5/2023 1:41:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By D-der:


Couple of questions if I could...
Is that a 905, did it come with the short rubber grips and moon clips ?
I just ran another 50rd's through my 856 3" Defender and, I'm impressed after break in.
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Originally Posted By D-der:


Couple of questions if I could...
Is that a 905, did it come with the short rubber grips and moon clips ?
I just ran another 50rd's through my 856 3" Defender and, I'm impressed after break in.


It came w/ the moon clips.  The grips are available from Taurus, unfortunately Pachmayr doesn't have anything for it and the Hogues available have an exposed backstrap, which is not what you want in a 9mm revolver.
Link Posted: 3/5/2023 3:36:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By backbencher:


It came w/ the moon clips.  The grips are available from Taurus, unfortunately Pachmayr doesn't have anything for it and the Hogues available have an exposed backstrap, which is not what you want in a 9mm revolver.
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Does it have the lock on the hammer?
Link Posted: 3/5/2023 10:03:20 PM EST
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Nope.
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